Secrets spilled as students make history

Students of Bendigo’s Bachelor of Arts Making History subject have given voices to those long silenced this year. A host of history projects have just been made public, online and in the campus library, airing forgotten and never-before-told tales of heartbreak, struggles and intrigue. Archaeology and history lecturer Emma Robertson says the subject aims to... Continue Reading →

Dash to graduate a family affair

Most of the 800 graduands who marked the end of their uni years last month had picked their outfits well ahead of celebrations. Ulumburra Theatre was a sea of hairspray and mile-high heels. In comparison, Jo Parker’s family joked she looked like she was ducking out to the supermarket. But that’s because, unlike everyone else,... Continue Reading →

Alumni award for international success

As we swelter through a Bendigo January, spare a thought for former resident Dr Simon McIlroy and researcher at Denmark’s Aalborg University, where the month's mercury reaches an average two degrees. Simon said adapting to the country’s winter months has been a challenge, but another year ahead chasing his goals certainly puts the weather into perspective.... Continue Reading →

Civil engineering students pave the future

  One of Bendigo’s busiest streets could serve as a case study for the transport corridors of the future. Three Bendigo civil engineering students have asked the question, what should busy regional roads look like in 2040? To answer they referred to Napier Street in White Hills to design a template for the “ultimate” sustainable... Continue Reading →

Dog research leads to Bendigo

Anthrozoology. The word itself is no walk in the park – even spell check can’t compute. But it’s fast becoming everyday talk on the Bendigo campus, thanks to Dr Pauleen Bennett and her band of PhD candidates. Anthrozoology is all about the interactions between humans and animals. It can touch on anthropology, medicine, psychology, veterinary... Continue Reading →

Warm winter welcome to international students

Bendigo was largely a foreign concept to the new international students who arrived for second semester this week, but it’s a place that’s about to feature heavily in their lives. The students have travelled to this dot on the map from all corners of the globe to advance their education, experience Australian life, and see... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Nerida’s story

Occupational therapy lecturer Nerida Hyett is completing a PhD based on community health and innovation through OT. She was asked to contribute her story for the book Celebrating Bendigo Women, which was launched last month. Here, we re-publish an extract of Nerida's story. It's an inspiring account of a Bendigo person, working hard to improve the community... Continue Reading →

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